Sisseton, South Dakota (pop. 2479)
Yeah, we are back in South Dakota and staying in a real honest for good privately owned RV Park. This is so unlike us, I know. There is a reason. First off, I was curious as to when I last stayed in a RV Park. Well it seems it was eight years ago in May of 2014. Sinbad and I were on our way home from doing our Gulf Coast Tour following the coastline from Corpus Christie, Texas all the way around up to Virginia. Back in those days I did RV parks a lot. I know better now.
So the reason why is my current driver’s license from my ex-home state is about to expire. I want to get a South Dakota driver’s license for South Dakota is now my domicile state being a full time traveler. The RV and motorbike already has South Dakota plates. One of the pieces of paper I need to present is proof of residency and by not having a home in South Dakota a receipt for a one night stay in a motel or RV park will full-fill the requirement, my being a full time traveler.
We left Alexandria, Minnesota after making a somewhat hasty decision. The closest licensing station was here in Sisseton in the upper right corner of the state, just an hour or so drive away. I figured its a small town, I can get in and out easy. Well I was wrong. It is open only one day a week. I knew that. They having a traveling circuit to small towns each one day a week. What I didn’t know was having to make an appointment (no walk-ins) and that appointments were booked all the way to October 5!
I sat outside the office in the RV educating myself on how to make appointments online. Remember, I cannot even order a sandwich online. I finally found a small town office not far away that had an opening for the end of the week (yesterday as you read this). With that set I went ahead to do the one-night-stay at this RV park in Sisseton to get that paper documentation out of the way.